University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Monday, February 1st 2016
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jianming Zheng, University of Minnesota
Subject: Dark Matter and Gauge Coupling Unification in Non-supersymmetric SO(10) Grand Unified Models

In this talk I will talk about the possibility that a non-supersymmetric SO(10) unification model may provide a dark matter candidate stablized by a remnant Z_2 symmetry. In particular, we consider models with an intermediate symmetry, and discuss phenomenological constraints including proton decay, dark matter relic density and direct detection bound, and neutrino masses.

Faculty Host: Keith Olive

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